COLUMN - Westernschelde

October 14, 2014 - jdoolaard

“I once ran a boat aground." Maybe this wasn’t the wisest confession, but during the coffee break it was all about tall tales regarding monstrous storms and tricky navigation situations – so, of course, I had to chip in as well. The Old Man slid off his chair, cursing, still holding a cup of coffee in his hand, and the rest of the crew just stared at me. Read More
COLUMN - Quo vadis, Sweetums?

January 14, 2014 - jdoolaard

“Where do we think we’re going?” I’m heading to the ship located about a hundred yards behind us. I once sailed on it as a chief mate and the captain is a good acquaintance of mine, so it will be nice to catch up. Read More